|A G 1.1
1986-87 Away goalkeeper shirt long sleeve № 1 Bruce Grobbelaar
(CROWN PAINTS logo two lines) - not now good image
1986-87 Home player tracksuit top -
Away goalkeepers shirt
Club sponsor: Crown Paints
Years worn: 1985-88
In this away goalkeeper shirt (CROWN PAINTS logo two lines) Liverpool first played
Replica goalkeeper shirt long sleeve price: J
In a end season 1984-85 the design away goalkeeper shirt has changed. Liverpool
used away goalkeeper shirt four seasons, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87 & 1987-88. In
season 1984-85, this shirt was used how second away goalkeeper shirt. In season 1987-88,
this goalkeeper shirt was used how third goalkeeper shirt. In season 1985-86, Liverpool
used with away goalkeeper shirt different kits:
Home shorts and home socks
Away shorts and away socks
A G 1.0 - Away goalkeeper shirt (CROWN PAINTS logo two
lines) with home shorts & hone socks.
A G 1.2 - Away goalkeeper shirt (without special
embroidery Charity Shield & CROWN PAINTS logo two lines) with home shorts & home
* * - Unknown me now which goalkeeper kits used in
In 1985 Liverpool changed their kit manufacturer after a long association with
Umbro. The new kit supplier was Adidas and the new kit was actually in use at the end of
the 1984-85 season for the fateful Heysel European Cup Final. The first Adidas Liverpool
kit was plain red with the three Adidas stripes in white on the shoulders and the sides of
the shorts. The stripe effect also carried on through the V-neck of the shirt along with
the end of the sleeves, Within the stripes of the shirt the Liver bird and the Adidas
badge are repeated and can only be seen on close inspection, The club sponsors remained
This was not first in history club, when in
one of match end season, Liverpool used kits next season. This was how in Friendly, as in
official matches. For example, in matches:
European Cup Final, vs Juventus (Turin, Italy), 29.05.1985.
Full list to see here.
This two fragments with pre-seasons Liverpool team photos.
Left image, Bob Bolder, Jan Molby & Bruce Grobbelaar, season 1985-86. Right image,
Mike Hooper, Gary Gillespie & Bruce Grobbelaar, season 1986-87. Of this photos can
understand, first, what may be yellow goalkeeper shirt, was two this seasons how home
goalkeeper shirt. On this moment I not have official information, which color was home
goalkeeper shirt, green or yellow color. Second, in left image, Liverpool goalkeepers
dressings in goalkeeper shirt with CROWN PAINTS logo in one line. Why this interesting,
simple first half season 1985-86, Liverpool goalkeepers used shirts with CROWN PAINTS logo
in two lines.
Else one, Liverpool goalkeeper shirt with CROWN PAINTS
logo in two lines, was two variants. 1st variant Mike Hooper(left photo). 2nd variant
Bruce Grobbelaar (left photo). Different in highly between Adidas logo-Liverbird L.F.C.
and CROWN PAINTS logo.
In season 1985-86, Liverpool starter in shirt CROWN PAINTS on two lines, but after
New Year, the design CROWN PAINTS logo was change, written on one line. Why was change
sponsor logo, I not know (may be with problems with TV).
In season 1986-87, Liverpool again starter in shirt CROWN
PAINTS on two lines. Written on two lines so it became larger (and easier to see on a TV
screen), The shirt badges upon the replica shirts are an embossed material where as they
would have been fully stitched upon the players issue shirts, a trend that has been seen
through the majority of Liverpool shirt since.
In Charity Shield (16.08.1986) match was used simple away goalkeeper shirt (photo
in top left side page, Bruce Grobbelaar A G 1.1), in shirt not was special embroidery to
this match. The special embroidery as was absent in matches Charity Shield 1971, 1974,
1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992 & 1994. Liverpool also
played in 60's Charity Shield matches, but and this matches used simple shirt, without
In this match was else one interesting. If Liverpool field
players was in shirt with sawed player number, Liverpool goalkeepers played in shirts with
printed number with Adidas logo
This screen shot with neutral Charity Shield match against
On a photo to see, how Bruce Grobbelaar was substituted on field to go Mike Hooper
with player number 17 on shirt.
How to distinguish a away shirt of a season 1985-86 from a away & third shirt
of a seasons 1986-87 & 1987-88, very difficultly, only for design player number
|A G 1.0
|| Newcastle United
|| Division One
|| Charlton Athletic
|| Division One
|A G 1.1
|| Charity Shield
Full list when Liverpool goalkeepers used away goalkeeper
shirt will soon.
Left to right:
1st image, embroidered club emblem. 2nd image, player number (printed number with Adidas
logo) used in seasons 1985-86 & 1986-87 (may be in some matches), on Liverpool shirt
for matches in different tournament. 2nd image, player number (sawed player number) used
in seasons 1986-87 & 1987-88, on Liverpool shirt for matches in different tournament
(except for 16.08.1986 may be more).
Once again there were two different types of sponsorship
logos worn by the players; a double-lined version (shown above) and a single-lined
version. The general consensus amongst collectors is that the single-lined sponsored
version is slightly rarer; however I only seek one of the designs as the two shirts are
otherwise identical. Genuine match worn shirts feature an embroidered Adidas badge (with
two registered ® trademarks) and an embroidered Liverbird. No long sleeve replicas were
ever released. If you cannot distinguish a player shirt from a replica or a semifinished
item, consult to Michael Yip (www.liverpoolkits.com).
Difference between a player shirt and a replica shirt, and as other features of a
player shirt to look here
changing face of the 'CROWN PAINTS' sponsors logo in the 1985-86 season
images of Liverpool FC players wearing the kits in season 1986-87
If you have any further information on any of the kits featured or omitted please contact us. I are currently
researching the kits worn by Liverpool FC in individual games and would appreciate any
information you may have for this season's games.